Battlerite [official site], the arena brawler presumably named after an all-night brainstorming session when a producer murmured “So you, like, er, battle, right?” and the room erupted into applause the exhausted producer couldn’t understand, this week welcomes a new warrior. Raigon, The Exiled Prince is a chap swinging a honking great sword, and I’m led to believe he’s another Battleriter based on a character (Reaver this time) from the game’s spiritdad, Bloodline Champions. Stunlock Studios have also announced the first official tournament, coming later this month.
“Raigon is a flexible melee character, skilled in two-handed swordsmanship and martial arts. He was a well-respected figure among the kingdom’s warriors, until he was exiled due to the manipulations of Pestilus. For now, the arena serves as a decent place to find work and set the wheels in motion for his retaliation.”
That means he whacks people ruddy hard, see:
Wait. Would you say he gets his “rage on”? Stunlock, you geniuses, you’ve done it again!
As for that tournmanet I mentioned, it’s named ‘Enter The Arena’‘. Stunlock have already picked several teams to invite but will also hold open qualifiers for a few spots. Players can sign up over here. The finals will be on February 25th and 26th, packing a prize pool of $10,000.
If you’re curious about this battle, right, check out the words associated with young Matthew Cox’s bold declaration that, “If you’ve ever enjoyed a teamfight in a MOBA, I can guarantee you’ll get a kick out of Battlerite.”